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May 20, 2014 - Posted in #wjchat archives , #wjchat Updates Posted by:

6:05 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@patrickdehahn @kimbui @NHDaveH I think it stems from that innate desire to impact peoples lives. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


6:06 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@jimmcbee @scottddolan A cigar and a scotch. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:06 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @sandhya__k: @GenePark What would you go back for now (journalism or other field)? #wjchat

Jillian Beck
@Jillian_Beck


6:06 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@nhdaveh I kinda agree. I’m in grad school hoping to teach college, but a real paying job would be so much better. #wjchat

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:06 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
I did my graduate work in education, but never did the student teaching so I didn’t technically finish. #wjchat

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:06 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@sandhya__k Programming/coding, or business administration. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


6:06 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @suerobinsonUW: The nice thing about grad school is it gives you more options later (such as a path to a phd/academia or to consultant w

Jenn Sheppard
@no1jenn


6:06 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat Be willing to enter listings, take high school scores. Then pitch stories #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


6:06 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Two minutes until the next Q #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:07 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat @genepark @nhdaveh True, unless you’re teaching J-school. #wjchat

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:07 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @webjournalist: @wjchat Q6A Grad school isn’t for everyone but it’s a great way to reboot your skills + really build your network for b

Brian Moritz
@bpmoritz


6:07 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@CTnewshound Listings? #wjchat

Patrick deHahn
@patrickdehahn


6:07 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@oskargarcia @GenePark Realize when I say that, I mean only as it applies to your journalism career, not life in general. #wjchat.

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:07 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@kimbui freelance mrkt seems over-saturated to me – tons of websites for it w/ridiculous pay & outlets cutting staff to get freelanc #wjchat

Andrew J. Kramer
@a_jkramer


6:07 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@a_jkramer Freelancing is a good thing to learn to fill in the gaps. And a way to publish the story your boss wont let you. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@NHDaveH @oskargarcia Yeah. I find it hard to justify grad school at this stage in my life. Maybe later. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat When you want to get out of teaching HS and teaching college. That’s what I’m doing. #wjchat

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@alexlaughs #wjchat I’ve had coworkers with other majors. It’s fine. Just be prepared for a learning curve on procedures.

Paula Wethington
@MonroeOnABudget


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @NitzanaMamane @wjchat When you want to get out of teaching HS and teaching college. That’s what I’m doing. #wjchat #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat A6B If you have to freelance, try to find some places that have per diem gigs. They still exist! #wjchat

Scott Dolan
@scottddolan


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@GenePark Agreed I think if I were ever to go, it would be for something other than journalism. #wjchat

Sandhya Kambhampati
@sandhya__k


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@NitzanaMamane That’s still a teaching gig, not a journo gig. I’d also say for those passionate, j-school isn’t a necessity. #Wjchat.

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
If you want to freelance, it’s so important to go to conferences, network with editors, have a blog, be visible in a specialty #wjchat

sue robinson
@suerobinsonUW


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @patrickdehahn: Proper introduction to #wjchat: I’m Patrick deHahn and I’m about to graduate with a journalism BA next week!

Keith Krebs
@KeithEKrebs


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @kimbui: @jimmcbee @scottddolan A cigar and a scotch. #wjchat

Jim McBee
@jimmcbee


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @kimbui Freelancing is a good thing to learn to fill in the gaps. And a way to publish the story your boss wont let you. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:08 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@a_jkramer Its competitive for sure, but its good for the hustlers. And can be the cure to the anti-desk/beat folks. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:09 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @sandhya__k @GenePark Agreed I think if I were ever to go, it would be for something other than journalism. #wjchat #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:09 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat Two prong attack. Local/sites/smaller first — they pay little but faster. Also you can flex digital skills.Then bigger pubs #wjchat

IcessFernandezRojas
@Icess


6:09 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@NHDaveH I agree with you #wjchat

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:09 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Pitch time! Got a fellowship or gig the #wjchat graduating class should look into? Tweet it now or forever hold your peace. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:09 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @wjchat: RT @kimbui Freelancing is a good thing to learn to fill in the gaps. And a way to publish the story your boss wont let you. #w

Tuyet N. T.
@tatn


6:10 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@kimbui @a_jkramer And I like how you mention anti-desk folks. #wjchat.

Patrick deHahn
@patrickdehahn


6:10 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@alexlaughs @sandhya__k Yep. For example, wouldnt having a masters in business make you a better business reporter? #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


6:10 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
I freelance a lot, it’s all about marketing yourself and your skills. I also do training for orgs on a freelance basis. #wjchat

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:11 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
My #wjchat pitch: have a story/project but no idea where to do it for? Talk to me about @BeaconReader. We pay fairly. I promise.

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:11 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @NHDaveH I freelance a lot it’s all about marketing yourself & your skills. I also do training for orgs on a freelance basis #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:11 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@suerobinsonUW wound up in the freelance world but felt like I didn’t have a base for it coming out of J school. networking is key. #wjchat

Marta Jewson
@martajewson


6:11 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@nhdaveh @genepark I have truly grown as a journalist in grad school. I feel like a better, more confident person, actually. #wjchat

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:11 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@jimmcbee @TVAmy Its kind of fun/scary, right? #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:12 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Have an amazing idea for journalistically working the two-way street at the local level? Buzz me @ jimtheann@gmail.com. Think big. #wjchat

Jim McBee
@jimmcbee


6:12 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@patrickdehahn @a_jkramer Some people want to cover a little bit of everything. Freelancing is way good for that. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:12 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@kimbui Hey lurking in #wjchat and just noticed you have a new gig! When did that happen? Huge congrats!

Alexandra Manzano
@AliManzano


6:12 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@jimmcbee What do you mean two-way street. #curious. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:13 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@kimbui Ack, just realized that. Meant the 2-way street of the Internet. Wince! #wjchat

Jim McBee
@jimmcbee


6:13 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@jimmcbee Ohhhh. I got it. The *digital* street. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:14 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Have an amazing idea for journalistically working the two-way digital street at the local level? Buzz me @ jimtheann@gmail.com. #wjchat

Jim McBee
@jimmcbee


6:14 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Embarrassing. #wjchat

Jim McBee
@jimmcbee


6:15 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@GenePark @alexlaughs Absolutely. But a reporter could read/take online classes/ MOOCs if motivated to learn new things. #wjchat

Sandhya Kambhampati
@sandhya__k


6:15 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@patrickdehahn Event calendar listings: concerts, church suppers, that sort of thing. #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


6:15 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@GenePark @alexlaughs @sandhya__k If you had a masters in biz though, I doubt you’d be a journo, you’d be in Biz. #wjchat

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:16 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
If you want to talk to me about @BeaconReader on the non-twitters: Kim @ beaconreader (dot) com #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:16 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@kimbui @nhdaveh @genepark Teaching isn’t quite as easy as some think it is. It is downright grueling sometimes #wjchat

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:16 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
We got through our regularly scheduled questions early today. Bonus question coming up #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:17 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @wjchat: RT @gotoplanb A1 Realize most of your work is bad. Strive to make it decent. Then good. Then great after many years. #wjchat

RheannaO’NeilBellomo
@rheannabellomo


6:17 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@NitzanaMamane @kimbui @nhdaveh @genepark I get you, my graduate work was as a teacher. I’ve done that and taught CC classes. #wjchat

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:18 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat Y’all, I have to bounce I’m in the middle of grading finals. Wish my students luck! ;) #wjchat

Robert Hernandez
@webjournalist


6:18 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Bonus Q: Hiring managers, what’s the one thing you want out of entry-level applicants? #wjchat
#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:18 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat Passion for the job. I can teach them to be good at it, but only if they truly want to do it. #wjchat

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:19 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @NHDaveH @wjchat Passion for the job. I can teach them to be good at it, but only if they truly want to do it. #wjchat #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:19 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@honeymooners says he likes applicants who challenge authority. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:20 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat BonusA: Solid fundamentals. Dont care how flashy/hip you are if you cant prove you can report/tell great stories. #wjchat

Oskar Garcia
@oskargarcia


6:20 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Silly auto correct, that was supposed to be @henrymlopez #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:20 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat Enthusiasm and curiosity. Every reporter I hired for my startup had a giant spark moment during the interview.#wjchat

Jenn Lord Paluzzi
@jpaluzziSun


6:21 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @jpaluzziSun Enthusiasm and curiosity. Every reporter I hired for my startup had a giant spark moment during the interview #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:21 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat You need the hustle. the passion. The ability to always learn new things. Curmudgeons at 23 are hard to deal with, really. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:22 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @kimbui You need the hustle. the passion. The ability to always learn new things. Curmudgeons at 23 are hard to deal with, really #wjchat

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:22 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @kimbui You need the hustle. the passion. The ability to always learn new things. Curmudgeons at 23 are hard to deal with, really #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:22 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat Bonus A: Demonstrated passion for learning. #wjchat

John Hassell
@johnhassell


6:22 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @webjournalist: @wjchat Q6A Grad school isn’t for everyone but it’s a great way to reboot your skills + really build your network for b

Salem
@Salem_Solomon


6:22 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @kimbui: @wjchat You need the hustle. the passion. The ability to always learn new things. Curmudgeons at 23 are hard to deal with, real

Alex Laughlin
@alexlaughs


6:22 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat Bonus A: Quality writing is more important to me out of the gate than reporting chops. Chops come later. #wjchat

Scott Dolan
@scottddolan


6:23 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat @nhdaveh @wjchat Yep. Hard to teach passion. Oh wait. You can’t teach passion. Must come from within #wjchat

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:23 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @johnhassell @wjchat Bonus A: Demonstrated passion for learning. #wjchat #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:25 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@scottddolan @wjchat You can learn the finesse of writing, need instincts &desire. Guess we won’t be competing for same applicants. #wjchat

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:25 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat BQ: A GOOD WORK ETHIC. Kids are lazy these days. #wjchat #frustratedteacher

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:25 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @NitzanaMamane @wjchat @nhdaveh @wjchat Yep. Hard to teach passion. Oh wait. You can’t teach passion. Must come from within #wjchat

Dave Herndon
@NHDaveH


6:25 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Well, folks. That’s our show for tonight. Thank you all for participating. Well see you next week. Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:25 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @wjchat: RT @kimbui @wjchat How to pitch. Pitching your story to a freelance place, or your editor is something few j-schools teach. #wj

Online Freelancer
@ArlenaHargraves


6:26 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Always fun, #wjchat-ers! Thanks to @henrymlopez for stepping in too. Have a great week!

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:26 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@wjchat @honeymooners As long as it’s the right authorities. #wjchat :-)

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:27 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
It was a pleasure @wjchat & #wjchat-ers!

Andrew J. Kramer
@a_jkramer


6:28 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
Joined in on #wjchat for the first time in a long while. That was fun.

Henry M. Lopez
@henrymlopez


6:28 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@NHDaveH @wjchat After 7 years as an editor, I’m happily back to being a reporter. So they’re all yours! #wjchat

Scott Dolan
@scottddolan


6:29 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @kimbui: @wjchat You need the hustle. the passion. The ability to always learn new things. Curmudgeons at 23 are hard to deal with, real

Jillian Beck
@Jillian_Beck


6:30 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
This was my 2nd #wjchat and it’s always fun!

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:31 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@sandhya__k I am disappointed that Karen Gillan’s talent is being wasted. I digress. Nice to “meet” you in #wjchat tonight!

Charles Minshew
@charlesminshew


6:32 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@kimbui @nhdaveh @genepark I’d love to adjunct somewhere, especially online. That platform of learning has really grown on me. #wjchat

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:36 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@ONA: We’re offering discounted memberships for graduating students. Buy a grad a membership today! http://t.co/ESM3mUYaRY #wjchat #socialj

sue robinson
@suerobinsonUW


6:37 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
@NHDaveH @kimbui @GenePark I’ve been doing that lately. Thx. #wjchat

Nitzana Mamane
@NitzanaMamane


6:47 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @wjchat: Well, folks. That’s our show for tonight. Thank you all for participating. Well see you next week. Same Bat Time, Same Bat Chan

Lourdes Vazquez
@LuluNews


6:48 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @kimbui: @wjchat You need the hustle. the passion. The ability to always learn new things. Curmudgeons at 23 are hard to deal with, real

Jessica Retis
@jretis


6:48 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @ONA: We’re offering discounted memberships for graduating students. Buy a grad a membership today! http://t.co/fiaZVmFwTm #wjchat

Jessica Retis
@jretis


6:48 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @NicoleChavz: @wjchat A5: INTERN before graduation, be willing to relocate even if it is across the country & dont be scared of small

Jessica Retis
@jretis


7:10 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @MickCote: @wjchat A6A I did grad school in journalism at @ukings and I think its what got me my job. Differentiation from the bunch. #

U of King’s College
@ukings


7:28 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @jretis: #wjchat A1 if you are bilingual write or translate your pieces into other language

Cindy Reves, CJE
@CindyReves


7:41 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @gotoplanb: @wjchat A1 Realize most of your work is bad. Strive to make it decent. Then good. Then great after many years. #wjchat

Cindy Reves, CJE
@CindyReves


7:41 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @LearningNerd: Q1 @wjchat #wjchat Share what you learn. Great argument for it in this comic: http://t.co/ikHxeQXLTw http://t.co/3uIFzA7n

Blasphemous Aesthete
@anonymoussum1


8:45 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @webjournalist: @wjchat If you think journalism is dying, step aside and let us take over we’ve got work to do! @MickCote #wjchat

margy maclibrarian
@margymaclibrary


8:47 p.m. PDT | 05.14.2014
RT @wjchat: YES! RT @acnatta Q1 Learn to have conversations with people and not just interviews. #wjchat

margy maclibrarian
@margymaclibrary


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